Dick Gregory prepared me to write about the seen and unseen

The celebration of the life of Dick Gregory on Sept.16 at the City of Praise church in Landover, Md., was over seven hours of...

What’s next for the economy?

The economic philosophies of Democrats and Republicans are drastically different. While neither party is intent in dismantling the predatory capitalism that extracts surplus value from...

Roger Wilkins’ life story is the story of civil rights

For Roger Wood Wilkins, the civil rights movement was the family business. When Wilkins was born in 1932 in segregated Kansas City, Mo., his uncle...

America’s prison-to profit pipeline must be stopped

There is the adage that Nero fiddled while Rome burned, and I fear it is the adage that may define the ways too many...

Public policy after Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey did everything people said it would do, and more. It either drowned or swallowed everything it touched in Corpus Christi, Houston, Beaumont,...

Let’s celebrate some good news

For several months, we have mostly had dreadful events about which to write. The worst have been about No. 45’s dangerous, embarrassing and unworthy...

What we’ve lost, learned in one year of Trump

The year leading up to his 2017 inauguration, as the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump espoused senseless, baseless and ultimately empty assertions about the...

Trump administration wants to weaken civil rights enforcement

When new U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was asked on “60 Minutes” whether...

Youth vaping, tobacco use must be cut

Nearly half a million people die every year from complications from smoking. About a tenth of them...

How strong is our economy?

The April unemployment rate, at 3.6 percent, is at its lowest rate since December 1969.  First-quarter growth...

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